Kenyan exports to the Netherlands have more than doubled over the past 10 years to stand at Sh70 billion in 2022. Dutch Ambassador to Kenya, Maarten Brouwer, indicates that his country is now the second-largest destination of Kenyan exports in the world and the largest in Europe with over €300 million (Sh47 billion) worth of flowers and €46.2 million (Sh7 billion) worth of avocados.

"These strong trade relations are the result of many years (almost 60) of cooperation and collaboration between Kenya and the Netherlands. In 2022, Ken Invest and the Netherlands Business Hub signed an MoU that offers a framework for fruitful collaboration on investment promotion and trade collaboration for Kenyan and Dutch businesses," said Brouwer.

Yesterday, he welcomed a delegation of 17 Dutch companies, which are on a trade mission to Kenya, targeting the logistics, port development and blue economy sectors. He said Kenyan roses, avocados and mangos are now a common feature on the shelves of Dutch supermarkets, signalling the strong trade ties between the Netherlands and Kenya.


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